Runway Review: Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2014

The queens of cut-outs, also known as Cushnie et Ochs, have spoken: the more skin on display, the better. The two designers made a name for themselves not that long ago when celebrities started wearing their sexy and edgy designs that were quite revealing, but at the same time extremely chic.

Their winning formula continued into the spring/summer 2014 collection. The color palette was very much on trend - neutral. Think white, black and grey with a few pops of purple at the very end of the show.

Cushnie et Ochs' version of sexy always included elements of sportswear and so it was again today. White tank tops with strategically placed cut-outs were paired with slouchy pants - looks that were dripping with street cred.

The designer duo also gave us a first real look at swimwear for next season (think white, barely there bikinis and J.Lo style monokinis with a deep V) which had everyone dreaming of summer that is now (unfortunately) behind us.

There were only two printed outfits shown and they were definitely stand-out pieces in my eyes. The print basically consisted of various scribblings of faces and flowers. Put that print on your tipical, body-con, ultra sexy Cushnie et Ochs dress and you have a whimsical collector's item.

A motif I also detected was S&M. Many models had on silver chokers that looked like shackles for the neck and some dresses were adorned with multiple belts for a sort of sexy straightjacket feel. Oddly, it all worked quite well and was to be expected, since the designers recently told WWD they were inspired by the idea of physical restraint while designing this collection.

Black is definitely well in Carlie Cushnie's and Michelle Ochs' comfort zone, so it's not that hard to guess that all pieces done in that non-color are sure to become best sellers and red carpet favorites.

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Photos from Style.com

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